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Contact: Kris Fister, 907-455-0641
The National Park Service and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning Program are offering “The Wild Side of Education”, a three-credit professional development workshop for teachers, in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve (YUCH) in July 2018.
The workshop has both classroom and field components. The field course takes place Thursday, July 19 through Monday, July 23 at the restored historic Coal Creek mining camp located in the heart of the Preserve. Participants will learn about gold rush history, boreal forest ecology, Yukon River geology, and ongoing scientific research through field trips (must be able to hike up to six miles per day), presentations, and discussions with a variety of National Park Service (NPS) subject matter experts. Teachers will explore topics in curriculum and instruction, and incorporate course content into a final project and lesson plan. Required pre and post trip meetings take place on July 12th, 16th and 30th at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in Fairbanks.
Register for the course at www.uaf.edu/summer/registration (course number is ED F595P-F04) or call (907) 474-7021. For questions about the course or to receive a syllabus, contact National Park Service Education Specialist Maria Berger at email@example.com or (907) 459-3730. Information on the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is available at www.nps.gov/yuch, by calling (907) 547-2233 (Eagle office) or the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center at (907) 459-4730.